Grants Database

Grantee:
Earthworks
Amount Awarded:
$25,000
Project Title:
Protecting CA Wildlands from the “Critical Minerals” Agenda Toward a Just and Clean RE Transition
Fund:
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2020
Website:
Issue:
Land Management/Urban Sprawl/Open Space
Region:
Sierra Nevada
County/Counties:
Inyo
Project Description:

To produce and disseminate a report on the fallacy of “critical minerals” rhetoric, preferred policy options and alternatives to new mining for the renewable energy transition, and public lands at risk from unregulated mining. California wildlands, notably sacred sites near Conglomerate Mesa, Panamint Valley, and areas around Death Valley, are at risk from U.S. policy proposals to fast-track new mining for so called “critical minerals.” Earthworks and allies will use this report to inform key members of California’s Congressional delegation and the Biden Administration as part of an early 2021 congressional briefing on critical minerals, and advocate for comprehensive mining reform toward a more circular economy and less new mining on public lands.